Everton and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs interested in Ajax play-maker Hakim Ziyech this summer, according to German publication Sport.
The Moroccan international has been arguably the Eredivisie’s best midfielder for some time now and he has enjoyed another outstanding season for the Amsterdam giants, scoring 19 goals and providing 20 assists in all competitions.
He even set up Donny Van de Beek’s goal as Ajax stunned Juventus in their own back yard on Tuesday, Erik Ten Haag’s team winning 2-1 to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in the 21st century.
Sport claim that Borussia Dortmund have already made an offer for Ziyech, who is valued by Ajax at £43 million. But the Bundesliga giants will face competition from the likes of Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea and Leicester City.
Ziyech has been linked with a move to Goodison Park for about a year now but his agent appeared to laugh off suggestions that the former FC Twente talisman was bound for Merseyside, hinting that his client should be aiming higher.
"That would be crazy for that boy, he should not go to Everton. “What are you doing there?”, Rene Van der Gijp told Voetbal Primeur in the autumn.